The Biden admin. may give a critical boost to the auto industry as sales of battery-electric vehicles slow, temporarily lifting rules sharply curtailing the number of EVs qualifying for federal tax credits. But the senator who introduced the restrictions says he’ll fight any rollback, reports Headlight.News.
They’re the bread-and-butter product lines for General Motors. And the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban are getting major makeovers for 2025. The bestselling models in their respective segments roll out updated exterior and interior designs, new tech features, an upgraded diesel engine and enhancements meant to make it easier to tow trailers. Headlight.News checks out the 2025 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban.
While automakers are beginning to get a handle on quality issues with EVs and plug-in hybrids they still suffer more problems than conventional gas models, according to the 2023 Consumer Reports Auto Reliability Study. On the flip side, conventional hybrids were among the most reliable products now on the market, owners reported. More from Headlight.News
With EV sales growth slowing down, General Motors “is currently assessing” its massive investment in battery-electric vehicles. And, while it remains committed to CEO Mary Barra’s “path to an all-electric future,” it will shift more emphasis to the hybrids and plug-ins it was planning to abandon. And other automakers, including Ford and Stellantis, are likewise shifting direction. If anything, this validates Toyota’s strategy calling for a mix of EVs, hybrids and PHEVs, reports Headlight.News.
The iconic Volkswagen brand is facing major problems that make it “no longer competitive,” the automaker told its staff on Monday, and that has triggered a 10 billion euro, or $10.9 billion, cost saving program that will include job cuts. More from Headlight.News.
Can Toyota continue to dominate the midsize pickup market? That was the key question in mind as I set out for a first drive of the 2024 Toyota Tacoma. The midsize truck certainly looks good on paper, with eight trim package, four powertrains – including a first-ever hybrid – and a seemingly endless list of body, bed and technology options. How did it stand up, both on-road and off? Check out this review on Headlight.News.
Cruise will slash the number of cities where it’s testing its autonomous vehicle technology in the wake of a serious crash last month. And it is delaying the launch of the driverless robocab it hoped to put on the road next year, the General Motors subsidiary announced. Headlight.News has the latest.
Porsche just lifted the covers on its third-generation Panamera. And while it doesn’t break major ground from a design direction, there’s plenty to take note of. The 2024 Porsche Panamera delivers more power, upgraded infotainment technology, improved safety gear, and enhanced ride and handling. Headlight.News checks out the latest edition of the distinctive German luxury sedan.
A judge in Florida cited “reasonable evidence” that Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk knew the automaker’s Autopilot system had a potentially fatal defect, a finding that could create serious problems for Tesla as it faces the third trial this year over the semi-autonomous driving system.
Death and taxes aren’t the only things we can expect in life, at least not if you own a car. Yet, this year the oil industry is breaking its own cardinal rule and lowering gas prices just in time for a Thanksgiving holiday expected to bring record traffic. As Headlight.News reports, one chain will offer fuel for as low as $1.99 a gallon.
Thanksgiving is always a busy time when it comes to travel, and the experts are warning that the numbers should hit a record this year. So, it helps to prepare yourself and your vehicle ahead of time. And Headlight.News can also tip you off on the best times to travel to avoid the rush. Headlight.News can help you travel safely.
Ford will cut its projected investment in a new EV battery plant in Marshall, Michigan by $1 billion while also cutting back on the number of workers it expects to hire, the automaker confirmed Tuesday. The plant will roll out barely half as many batteries as originally expected, reports Headlight.News.